I hate wires. No, really, I hate wires. I was one of the first people I knew to get WiFi in my house, I’ve never had a landline, and I used to joke that I cut the cable cord out of principle alone. All of this said, it’s no surprise that I’m big on wireless charging. I’ve got a Tylt VÜ at work, an official Nexus wireless charger (with magnets!) on my nightstand, and a DiGiYes dual-spot wireless charger in my living room. Now, with the iOttie Easy Flex Wireless Qi Standard Charging Car Mount, I’ve got wireless charging in my car, too. We first saw the Easy Flex Qi, as I’ve come to call it, and do remember that Qi is pronounced “chee”, at CES 2014, where it won a coveted CEA Innovations Award for its fantastic design and functionality. We’re glad to finally get our hands on one to see how it fairs under review.
Pivos are primarily known for media players, but their MANA line of portable lithium-ion battery packs is intent on changing their media player only face. MANA 2200mAh and MANA 5200mAh are direct competitors with all of the other portable battery packs on the market. Can MANA survive in a crowded market? Check out the full review to find out!
We mainly know Raidmax for their cases, but they also make power supplies. When talking about power supplies many people go for the highest wattage possible, but many people will never use that wattage in a 1200W+ unit. 1000W units are perfect for systems with multiple graphics cards and other demanding components. The RX-1000AE from Raidmax is a 1000W unit that is semi-modular, has an 80PLUS Gold certification, and a silent 135 mm cooling fan. What’s even better is that this unit is currently selling for around $150. Not bad for a 1000W unit with these features, but will the RX-1000AE make it through our tests? Read on as we find out!
Our mobile products are like our lifeline. If our smartphone or tablet dies we sort of feel lost. The thing is with our mobile devices they are dependent on their batteries. If you don’t use your device that much during the day you can go a full day on a charge, but most people need to charge their device throughout the day. What if you are on the road or in a place where a wall outlet is not available? That is where Power Banks come in. Today we will be checking out ADATA’s PV100 4200mAh Power Bank. It has a slim design and 2.1A power output so it should charge your devices quite fast. Read on as we take a look…
When it comes to building a PC the power supply is something that is often overlooked and really at the bottom of the component list. Many people want a quality power supply that is feature rich, but do not want to pay the premium cost. This is where NZXT comes in with the HALE82 V2 power supply. Their main goal with this power supply is to bring consumers a high performance, feature-rich power supply without the premium price tag. Today we are taking a look at the 550W version that features a fully modular design, 80PLUS Bronze certification, 135mm silent fan, and a single +12V rail. Is this the power supply for your next build? Read on as we find out.
Being someone who is constantly using different gadgets USB ports are very important to me. They are what charge most of my gadgets and of course I use them for USB flash drives and hard drives too. One thing that always annoys me about changing devices is that some USB ports will charge devices faster than others. What if you could tell which USB port was providing the most power? That way you could plug in your critical devices like your smartphone into this port and other non-important devices into the low power ports. Well that is where the Practical Meter comes it. It works as a pass-through that you plug into your USB port and it will tell you how much power it is delivering. The device also ships with a nifty fast charging cable. Read on as we check it out.
be quiet! has been the leading manufacturer of power supplies in Germany and over the past year we have introduced many of their products to the US audience. We have taken a look at their Dark Power Pro 10 and Pure Power L8 power supplies and now we have the Power Zone 850W unit on our test bench today. This power supply is categorized as a more of a mainstream power supply as it has an 80PLUS Bronze certification. be quiet! has loaded it with great features though, including a fully modular design, a single powerful 12V rail and a 135mm SilentWings fan. Is this the power supply for you? Read on as we find out.
Patriot is known for their RAM and flash storage. Although, mobile accessories is a huge market and can’t be ignored. FUEL+ is Patriot’s entry into the mobile rechargeable battery category featuring seven different models ranging from 1500mAh to 9000mAh. Our review unit is 7800mAh, near the top end of the FUEL+ line. It can simultaneously charge two devices with its 1A and 2.5A output USB Type A ports, includes blue battery status LEDs, and Patriot is so confident about their FUEL+ products, they provide a two year warranty.
be quiet! may not be a name we know all that well here in America when it comes to power supplies, but in the European market they have really made a name for themselves and are planning to do the same here in the states. Not that long ago we took a look at the Dark Power Pro 10 from be quiet! and we were extremely impressed. While this was one of the top of the line units from be quiet! the unit we are taking a look at today is more mainstream. The whole idea behind the Pure Power L8 600W unit is to deliver an affordable unit that does not compromise on quality. This unit features an 80PLUS Bronze certification, a 120 mm silence optimized fan and of course the quality we expect from be quiet!.
Antec’s High Current Gamer series of power supplies have been out for a while now and Antec decided to update some of these units with modular cabling, giving them them the High Current Gamer M naming. Today we are taking a look at the HCG-750M which is the 750W unit. All units in this series feature a semi-modular design, Japanese capacitors and a 135 mm double ball bearing white LED fan. The 750W unit also features an 80PLUS Bronze certification and is NVIDIA SLI ready. We have always known Antec for great power supplies so will the HCG-750M impress? Read on as we take a look…
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